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Silent treatment: acoustic design in an open plan school

The design brief for Trumpington Community College was for open teaching spaces overlooking a large, airy atrium. The…

March 2019
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To close the performance gap, choose Option D

IPMVP Option D offers robust measurement and verification to give building services engineers and their clients a better…

March 2019
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Hotel study reveals predicted hot water use is double the reality

Analysis of two hotels by Elementa Consulting revealed that actual hot-water use is around half of what systems…

March 2019

Countdown to zero – Leti roadmap to zero carbon buildings by 2030

The London Energy Transformation Initiative aims to support the construction of zero carbon buildings by 2030. It is…

February 2019

Cost model – battery storage

Advances in battery technology and steep falls in prices for PVs and storage is making smart energy grids…

February 2019

Data with destiny – BMS protocols

Building data offers valuable insights into performance, so it is essential protocols are in place to ensure digital…

February 2019

Going to any length – chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre

Limited space and the need for flexibility helped drive the specification of chilled beams at Lambeth Civic Centre.…

February 2019
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Key changes in the updated Heat Networks Code of Practice

A major update to the Heat Networks Code of Practice includes key performance outputs that allow clients to…

January 2019

Closing the gaps: creating a joined up approach for ventilation and energy regulations

Guidance on energy and ventilation regulations must be more integrated, say researchers, after their study of UK airtightness…

January 2019

Climb every mountain: BIM from design to operation at Schneider Electric’s Grenoble campus

Can a single BIM model be used from design to operation? Schneider Electric was keen to find out…

January 2019

SAP 10: Other factors to consider

Lower carbon factors for grid electricity, in draft SAP 10, will profoundly affect how designers provide heat and…

January 2019

Playing to the gallery – V&A Dundee’s low carbon strategy

With its bold geometric design in danger of upstaging the exhibits inside, V&A Dundee has been making waves…

January 2019
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The next phase: heat pumps and PCM

An InnovateUK research project is looking to combine phase change materials with a smart heat pump system to…

January 2019
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Taking charge: gas sensors in battery rooms

A build-up of hydrogen in battery stores or charging rooms will create an extremely flammable atmosphere, so detection…

January 2019

Customised BPE on a different level – developing building performance evaluation in India

Tim Dwyer digests research, led by Rajat Gupta, that investigates the opportunity to develop – and nurture adoption…

January 2019